General News of Sun, 10 Jun 201826
I will fulfil all my campaign promises - Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has pledged his commitment to fulfil all campaign promises made during the December 2016 elections.
"I have only spent less than two years in office but I have demonstrated that I did not give vague promises. You are a living witness to that", he added.
The President was addressing a durbar of Chiefs and people at Asankra Breman, in the Western Region during the day two of his working visit to the Region.
“They told you that Free SHS was a lie. They said I could not restore teacher trainee and nursing trainee allowances. They said the revival of the National Health Insurance Scheme was also impossible,
Nananom, right before your very eyes, and in the eyes of all Ghanaians, I am fulfilling these promises one after the other. Before the end of my tenure in office, I would have fulfilled all of the promises I made to you", the President stressed.
On free SHS programme, the President indicated that by September 2019, it would cover all students in senior high schools across the country.
“Free SHS is now a reality. In September this year, the Free SHS policy will cover new entrants, in addition to those who will then be in SHS 2".
The agriculture sector, the President said would continue to see tremendous growth under his administration through various interventions by the government and development partners.
"By fulfilling all promises, Ghanaians will know that I am an honest person who did not deceive them in order to win their votes in 2016 general elections.”
Nana Akufo-Addo said working on bad roads in the Western Region, was a promise and had therefore come to make it happen.
"As you may know, the majority of the country’s resources are from this Region and that is why in the 2017/2018 budget, amongst others, the Kojina-Chirano road was given attention".
He said the 30 kilometre Asankragwaa-Fordjokrom road, would be fixed and “funds have been allotted for this all important road".